The Tulare County Board of Supervisors is expected to accept a 2015 state Homeland Security Grant to enhance the county’s ability to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters.
The grant acceptance is a consent item on the agenda for today’s board meeting, and will likely be voted on without being discussed.
The Board will meet at 9 a.m. in the supervisors’ chamber at the County Government Center in Visalia.
According to the staff report, the grant is for $542,933 and will be divided among the county fire department, sheriff’s department and public health emergency preparedness agency.
The money would be used by the fire department to purchase 40 sets of turn-out gear. The sheriff’s department would use its money to augment a mapping system for the department’s aircraft, while public health officials will use their funds to lease storage space to stockpile medical supplies and equipment to be distributed to the county from the state.
Also on today’s agenda are proposals to:
— honor the Walmart Distribution Center in Porterville as the California Disability Services Association’s 2015 Excellence in Employment Employer of the Year.
— approve exemptions to the California Environmental Quality Control guidelines for several park projects, including one in Plainview.